iMobot Modular Robot Tech Licensed

iMobotHarry H. Cheng and Graham Ryland from UC Davis founded a company called Barobo, which has just licensed it’s iMobot modular robot to UC Davis.

“UC Davis is proud of its leadership in engineering inventions such as this modular robot technology. We are very pleased to have partnered with the company founded by two inventors to take this technology to market to provide innovative robotic platform for various applications,” said David McGee, executive director of UC Davis InnovationAccess, which manages intellectual property and licensing issues on behalf of the university.

iMobot is a fully functional robot that can crawl, creep and roll along.  While they robot is not built for a specific purpose, it could be used for search & rescue, military or law enforcement applications.  UC Davis hopes to commercialize the robot.

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